Edric, Spymaster of Trest

Edric, Spymaster of Trest

Legendary Creature — Elf Rogue

Whenever a creature deals combat damage to one of your opponents, its controller may draw a card.

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Format Legality
Highlander Legal
2019-10-04 Legal
Duel Commander Legal
Limited Legal
1v1 Commander Legal
Custom Legal
Casual Legal
Legacy Legal
Vintage Legal
Commander / EDH Legal
Leviathan Legal
Canadian Highlander Legal
Tiny Leaders Legal
Oathbreaker Legal

Edric, Spymaster of Trest occurrence in decks from the last year

Edric, Spymaster of Trest Discussion

abby315 on Sakashima, of a thousand faces …

2 months ago

Are you committed to the colors/partners? I feel like the new Kodama of the East Tree would be a very good partner choice. You lose black, but Kodama is busted and very good in multiples!

As for some ETB legendaries that could be fun:
Kaho, Minamo Historian
Keruga, the Macrosage
God-Eternal Rhonas
Kogla, the Titan Ape
Prime Speaker Zegana
Tishana, Voice of Thunder

And here are some legendaries that don't have ETBs, but are good in multiples:
Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy
Edric, Spymaster of Trest
Kira, Great Glass-Spinner (SHEESH)
Rayne, Academy Chancellor
Reki, the History of Kamigawa
Nylea, Keen-Eyed
Thassa, Deep-Dwelling
Imoti, Celebrant of Bounty
Vorinclex, Voice of Hunger
Jin-Gitaxias, Core Augur

And final note: If you could find a way to make Linessa, Zephyr Mage work in commander, it'd automatically be a fantastic deck.

DemonDragonJ on Suggestions for a polticial commander

3 months ago

I believe that both Edric, Spymaster of Trest and Gisela, Blade of Goldnight are great generals for a political deck, since they both encourage one's opponents to attack each other.

SatisfactionDay on Merfolk Ascendency

4 months ago

Rasaru in regards to Simic Ascendancy of the 3 wins I should have been more specific. I've only had about 10 of those games where I actually drew it. The other games I never got it. I used to have Long-Term Plans in the deck, but I took it out. So 30% win rate with simic ascendancy in the games I draw/play it.

Simic Ascendancy is more of a pet card for me. I have thought of taking it out and going more voltron, but I've won just as many games just swarming with large Merfolk(which are most of the time unable to be blocked). and so many other Merfolk tribal decks are just focused on getting creatures out there and attacking. I wanted to do something a little bit different and while this deck still focuses on getting creatures out they are much more hefty than they would normally be.

Kopala, Warden of Waves has proven to be very valuable at taxing my opponents, much more than I thought. And I have always loved Master of Waves since the cars came out, but it really does a ton of work in this deck. As for surprise, The Ozolith. I knew it was going to be special, but nothing like having tons of Merfolk with counters and getting board wiped and loading the Ozolith up and then casting my Commander and swinging in for unblockable lethal the next turn.

Absolute musts for Merfolk are the lord's for sure. Also Merrow Commerce. Kopala as I said has provided me excellent support. Merrow Reejerey is great to get out early and either used to suppress your opponents or help untap your lands so that you can cast more Merfolk. Also a must include if you stick with the tribal theme isKindred Discovery, this generally gets me the most value in the game second to Kumena.

Two cards that I would say to keep running even though it doesn't fit the merfolk theme are; Oko, Thief of Crowns & Edric, Spymaster of Trest. Oko is oppressive and does work making elk, and Edric helps keep the pressure off of you. Both have been solid upgrades to this deck. For political reasons I have included Rites of Flourishing which helps me get targeted less, but this is one I'd recommend taking out.

When I originally built this deck it was strictly Merfolk go wide tribal, and focused on Kumena more for utility rather than attacking. I built the deck with a +1 counters sub-theme to help boost the power of my merfolk and not necessarily aim towards Simic Ascendancy. So if I was to take that out, I'd leave the deck with the counters theme because it goes wide frequently.

I apologise if this seemed to jump all over the place, but I wanted to make sure I shared the info as best as I could. Also this deck can be easily tuned by taking out if you cards here and there to fit in with your own meta. My decks are always built for my meta and anything that I have on my main page or the ones that I own in paper.

enpc on An interested player wondering about …

4 months ago

Pikobyte: Edric, Spymaster of Trest is a good example of an aggro cEDH deck with a combo finisher. While there are only a handful of playable ones, there are still a few. That being said, most of them with transition from aggro into a combo out, but worst case scenario can still beat players to death.

With a lot of decks running 9 fetches and 3+ shocks, not to mention cards like Necropotence, City of Brass, Mana Confluence, Tarnished Citadel, Pain and draw lands, Sylvan Library, Mana Crypt, etc. there are enough effects that most players will dome themselves a fair bit so it's not exactly 120, it can be as low as 60 or 70 in some games which is much more reasonable.

Peoyogon on Akatsuki, the Horizon's Shadow

4 months ago

Cool looking deck!

I have an Edric, Spymaster of Trest deck that uses odd-ball creatures and several use shadow and horsemanship to get damage through. The better ones would probably be Looter il-Kor and Wu Scout. There are probably more efficient creatures out there but I really enjoy them :)

Reconnaissance Mission also seems like a get fit here!

VampiricTooter on

4 months ago

My suggestion (as an avid elf summoner) is to add blue. Either Edric, Spymaster of Trest


Kinnan, Bonder Prodigy, in the command zone.

All of the elves that tap for multiple mana and all of the one costed dorks.

Then you want the ones that tutor or draw cards and the rest of the lords.

Now for the fun part!!

Staff of Domination Intruder Alarm Concordant Crossroads Umbral Mantle Sword of the Paruns To give you haste and infinite Untaps/mana with you various mega mana dorks, priests of Titania and their ilk.


Lifecrafter's Bestiary Guardian Project Zendikar Resurgent Vanquisher's Banner Distant Melody Shamanic Revelation For some serious card draw.

Toss in and alt win con, in the form of Altar of Dementia to sac infinite pumped elves on and mill the table when combat is not an option.

Fill the rest of the slots with your favourite utility elves and removal. And guess what!!!??

No Sol Ring!!! Honestly it just slows the elves down. 35 land mostly green and decent quality untapped duals, 4/5 Islands and maybe a creeping renaissance to get your goodies back in a pinch. Maybe not a top tier cedh build but you will be able to win consistently (in a vacuum) pull out turn 4/5 victories, often by combo mill but easily with a flood of hasty murderous pointy ear kill squad.

SynergyBuild on

4 months ago

So I like the idea of a colorless+intimidate combo making a ton of unblockable dudes, and then adding in the Bident of Thassa/Coastal Piracy/Reconnaissance Mission cards as well for additional value, but I am not sure if this deck is dumping creatures fast enough for those to be abused to their fullest.

I'll do some more playtesting with the deck to get a feel for how best to abuse it, as though I know Edric, Spymaster of Trest and Yuriko decks have similar feels, but this one is much more mana hungry, and doesn't have the draw engine in the command zone.

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